Republic of Yu-Xia

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Republic of Yu-Xia
flag
Flag
Yu-Xian Coat Of Arms.png
Coat of arms

Anthem
Song to the Auspicious Cloud
Official language(s)English, Chinese, Spanish, French
Official religion(s)Christianity, State Atheism
Short nameYu-Xia
DemonymXian
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy/Federal Republic
- 皇帝(Emperor)Matthew Xia
- 总理(Prime Minister)Matthew Xia
Legislature国民议会(National Assembly)
- Type - Bicameral
Established3 February 2020
Area claimed18 Acres
Population22
CurrencyXian Yuan
Time zonePacific Standard Time (UTC -8)
Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7)
National sportMartial Arts
National animalDragon
This nation is a member of the Cupertino Alliance

The Republic of Yu-Xia, more commonly known as Yu-Xia, is a micronation located in San Diego, United States. The nation was first established on 3 February 2020, when the Emperor, Matthew I, left the Altearn Federation to form the Yu-Xia Republic. The nation is a constitutional monarchy, with the 皇帝(Emperor) acting as a figurehead and the head of foreign affairs. As of right now, Yu-Xia is split into seven municipalities and one Special Administrative Region.

Etymology

The term "Yu-Xia" was first coined by Emperor Matthew I, with the "Yu" part of the name representing the Chinese legend Yu the Great, the alleged founder of the Xia Dynasty and the "Xia" part to honour the somewhat mythical Xia dynasty.

History

Yu-Xia was founded by Matthew Xia on 3 February 2020 when Matthew left the Altearn Federation to form the Republic [1] and adopted a flag made by Corvin I from the Republic of Carthia on 11 February 2020. On 29 February 2020, the nation was admitted to the Cupertino Alliance [2].

On 29 March 2020, the first elections in the Yu-Xia Republic were held, getting rid of the previous appointed government being replaced with democratically elected representatives. However, this government was for the most part defunct, as many of the 委员会(Council) members were inactive and didn't contribute much at all towards the development of Yu-Xia. Due to this fact, the monarch of the Republic of Yu-Xia unilaterally rewrote the constitution in order to reform the government and bring activity to the nation. Several major changes to the constitution include splitting the council into a bicameral legislature, allowing non-locals to apply for citizenship, and outlining the freedoms of the people. Subsequent to these changes, an election was held on the 14 June 2020 with a good amount of participation and every open position being filled democratically[3].

Politics and government

The government of the Republic of Yu-Xia is a crowned federal republic with a constitutional monarch that is, for the most part, a figurehead of Yu-Xia. The main legislative body, the 国民议会(National Assembly), is a bicameral legislature and is split into two councils called the 全球理事会(Global Council) and the 地方理事会(Local Council). The Global Council is made up of elected representatives of non-local citizens, and the Local Council consists of the entire local populace. The 总理 (Prime Minister) acts as the Head of Government and is the Chief Executive of Yu-Xia, with it's powers being specified in the constitution.

Election Periods

March 2020 Elections

On March 29th, 2020, the first elections were held in the Yu-Xia Republic, for the 总理(Prime Minister) and the five 委员会 (Council) seats. All candidates for the 委员会 were admitted as only five candidates ran to fill five seats, and of the three candidates who ran for 总理, politician Matthew I won 75% of the popular vote, with the two other candidates each only earning 12.5% of the popular vote. However, voter turnout was quite low, with only half of the eligible citizens voting in the elections.

June 2020 Elections

On June 14th, 2020, subsequent to the recent government reforms, an election was held to fill in positions created by the government reforms. Of the seven candidates who ran for the Global Council, all were admitted as there were seven seats on the Global Council. For the Prime Minister position, four people ran with Matthew I winning with a 63.6% majority vote, Calvin Chiang earning 18.2% of the vote, and candidates Lukas Larson and Josh A. both earning 9.2% of the vote.

Government Agencies

Yu-Xia Aeronautics and Space Agency

The first rocket made by YASA, named 第一条龙 (First Dragon)

On 29 February 2020, the Government announced the creation of Yu-Xia Aeronautics and Space Agency or YASA, which would be the government's agency for space and science research. The current CEO is Miles Goodson. [4]

Foreign relations

The Republic of Yu-Xia is apart of the following organizations and alliances:

The Republic of Yu-Xia has unilateral recognition with the following nations:

The Republic of Yu-Xia has bilateral recognition with the following nations:

Yu-Xia has also signed the Vancouver Agreement, however, the Vancouver Agreement is currently being worked on by the Cupertino Alliance.

Military

The current military, the Yu-Xia Protectorate Division, is still under development and is currently conscripting(voluntarily) citizens into the army. In the Jiang Province however, a Special Administrative Region, a separate military force known as the UBS is the official military of this Special Administrative Region.

The chain of command of the Yu-Xia Protectorate Division goes as following:

  1. 國防部長 - Guó Fáng Bù Zhǎng (Minister of Defense)
  2. 上将 - Shang Jiang (General)
  3. 中尉 - Zhong Wei (Lieutenant)
  4. 学员 - Xue Yuan (Officer Cadet)
  5. 中士 - Zhong Shi (Sergeant)
  6. 列兵 - Lie Bing (Private)

The chain of command of the UBS in the Jiang Province is for the time being classified.

Geography and climate

The Republic of Yu-Xia is located in San Diego, which is classified as a semi-arid climate on the Köppen climate classification. [8] Yu-Xia has a very mild, Mediterranean climate. The average daily high temperature is 72 °F (22 °C). Temperatures below 40 °F (4 °C) and above 85 °F (29 °C) are rare. Average rainfall is about 14 inches (360 mm) per year. The wet season lasts during the winter and spring when temperatures are usually cool. Average daytime temperatures hit 65 °F in winter and spring when rain and marine layer (fog) are common (May Gray/June Gloom). Nighttime lows range from 45-55 °F. The dry season lasts from summer through fall, with average daytime temperatures ranging from 75-85 °F, and nighttime lows being from the upper 50s–60s°F. Ocean water temperatures average 60 °F in winter, 64 °F in spring, 70 °F in summer, and 66 °F in fall. In winter, strong Pacific storms can bring heavy rain. During the winter of 2015-2016, the area saw rounds of severe thunderstorms.

Climate data for Republic of Yu-Xia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 20
(68)
19
(66)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
24
(75)
26
(79)
27
(81)
27
(81)
25
(77)
22
(72)
20
(68)
27
(81)
Average low °C (°F) 8
(46)
9
(48)
10
(50)
12
(54)
14
(57)
16
(61)
18
(64)
19
(66)
18
(64)
15
(59)
11
(52)
8
(46)
8
(46)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 68
(2.68)
69
(2.72)
68
(2.68)
21
(0.83)
3
(0.12)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
15
(0.59)
51
(2.01)
61
(2.4)
360
(14.17)
Source: Partir[9]

Economy

Currently, the Republic of Yu-Xia hasn't developed an official economy for the time being, with all commerce happening via informal trades and foreign imports. However, a currency is currently in development and is planned to retain some value by being pegged to some material of value.

Culture

Holidays
Date Name
1 January New Year's Day
3 February Independence Day
12 February Start of Chinese New Year(Ox)
6 April Start of Tomb Sweeping Festival
25 June Start of Dragon Boat Festival
25 December Christmas

While the Yu-Xia Republic is very Chinese-oriented, only around 18% of the populace are ethnic Chinese. The population of Yu-Xia is very ethnically and culturally diverse, with people of multiple religions and ethnicities holding citizenship in Yu-Xia. Whilst the Republic of Yu-Xia is based off around eastern, specifically Chinese, culture, the Republic harbors a diverse mix of both Western and Eastern culture intertwined. This mix of Western and Eastern culture can be seen mainly through the holidays the citizenry celebrate, as both Christmas and Chinese New Year are celebrated widely throughout the country.

References

  1. Matthew I (3 February 2020) Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Yu-Xia
  2. Lycon, Jayden (29 February 2020) Cupertino Gazette Issue 5
  3. Cupertino Electorial Supervisory Commission (14 June 2020) Yu-Xia election results - Final
  4. Government of the Republic of Yu-Xia (29 February 2020) Bill for YASA
  5. Lycon, Jayden (29 April 2020) Cupertino Alliance Diplomatic Extension Act, 2020
  6. Xia, Matthew (5 May 2020) Yu-Xian - Aenderian Treaty of Mutual Recognition
  7. Xia, Matthew (27 May 2020) Yu-Xian - Misberian Treaty of Mutual Recognition
  8. Weather Atlas (n.d.) Monthly weather forecast and climate San Diego, CA
  9. Partir.com (n.d.) Climat, température et météo à San Diego.